View Full Version : New Lake Oroville Coho record!

08-17-2005, 12:26 PM
Believe it or not, a 9.1lb. Coho was caught last week on lake Oroville! That broke the old record of 9.0lbs. set in 1989.

Goes to show that there still ARE fish in there!

08-17-2005, 04:39 PM
That is a fish for the wall!

I hope some pics start circulating.

08-18-2005, 11:43 PM
Yeah, I just read about that in WON.. didn't say that other cohos were being caught, just that one. Must have been a heck of a holdover! To get that big, makes you wonder how many more like that are still in there that may be near that size. I know the ones we were catching last summer were in the 3 pound range. Now if only we could get a breeding/stocking program up and running.. Course all they do is eat all the bass food in there.. LOL.. :-X

08-19-2005, 05:02 AM
Let them eat all the Green Carp, oops! BASS food they want if they are growing to 9.1 lbs. PHM

08-20-2005, 08:52 PM
Sorry for the random post but...Bass rule 8)

08-21-2005, 07:25 PM
what was it caught on?

08-23-2005, 08:13 AM
Not sure what was used to catch it... Only that it was caught trolling near the dam. I haven't been able to get anything more specific than that from anyone I've asked.

08-23-2005, 08:44 AM
thanks..that is a big one.i also wonder if they might use the tributaries feeding the lake,is it the north feather? and use the lake as their ocean..on saturday i was trolling near the dam at about 40 feet didn't get a bite.i don't know anything about trolling in the big lakes,i didn't even go to fish the lake and just used what i found in a friends ocean salmon box on his boat.i think we tried a small dodger and a watermelon apex on one and on the other a orange and chrome spoon. both behind a quite a few ounces of lead.we did some trolling for the lake monster..

08-23-2005, 09:01 AM
orange and chrome spoon...

That's always been my top producer on that lake with the Coho. I usually put a large Hot-Spot flasher ahead of it when running deeper than ~30ft. I find that the larger flasher works better than dodgers the majority of the time because the Coho usually hit faster running lure combos... The dodgers have to be run a little too slow.

08-24-2005, 10:54 AM
9 lbs may be the documented record but we used to catch them all the time in the 80s that went 10lbs and my best was 11 lbs. we fished at lime saddle at night under the lights. The shad minnows would come to the lights, you catch the shad minnows and the cohos would be underneath them.

08-26-2005, 07:21 AM
Yes the 80's were good years. I caught quite a few 6 lb+ coho out of Berryessa during the early 80's

08-27-2005, 07:22 AM
Me and my buddy fished lake oroville last night until this morning, and not even 1 bite the whole night. Sorry to say but it was our worst fishing trip ever.

08-29-2005, 10:44 AM
was checking out DWR site found this on Lake Oroville info, thought I'd share with you all. Nice Fatty there!

08-29-2005, 11:39 AM
That's a big as we used to get in Lund, BC. Congrats!!


08-29-2005, 11:57 AM
was checking out DWR site found this on Lake Oroville *info, thought I'd share with you all. Nice Fatty there!

can't see the photo just the notorious X. Darn that X!!!
Maybe you could post the web site address?

08-29-2005, 01:17 PM
ok, I don't know why some of you can't see it, or why some can't get to the link???

08-30-2005, 05:23 PM
here you go: http://aquanet.water.ca.gov/more/2005/images/CohoRecord.jpg


Is it me, or does the picture not load when you click the link? I get a timed-out error. ???

08-30-2005, 07:11 PM
The address doesn't work.

08-31-2005, 02:06 PM
bump! http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/509/medium/CohoRecord.jpg

08-31-2005, 08:10 PM

09-03-2005, 11:36 AM
Nice fish!

The pic leaves something to be desired. :'(

09-03-2005, 12:45 PM
OMG! That is a fat Coho! I hope there's a few more of those lurking around in Oroville somewhere. ;)

09-04-2005, 06:25 AM
NICE! :o